65 Valve Quotes On Success In Life

These valve quotes will inspire you. Valve, a device for controlling the passage of fluid or air through a pipe, duct, etc., especially an automatic device allowing movement in one direction only.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging valve quotes, valve sayings, and valve proverbs.

Best Valve Quotes

  1. “I don’t believe in life after death. But I do believe in some grinding destiny that watches over us on earth. If I didn’t, the safety valve would give and the boiler would explode.” ~ Hedy Lamarr
  2. “A sense of humor is an escape valve for the pressures of life.” ~ Richard G. Scott
  3. “The dream acts as a safety-valve for the over-burdened brain.” ~ Sigmund Freud
  4. “Laughter is the valve on the pressure cooker of life.” ~ Wavy Gravy

  5. “The safety-valves of the heart, when too much pressure is laid on.” ~ Albert Richard Smith
  6. “Purring would seem to be, in her case, an automatic safety-valve device for dealing with happiness overflow.” ~ Monica Edwards
  7. “It’s the safety valve of middle life, and the solace of age.” ~ Mary Roberts Rinehart
  8. “Laughter is the valve on the pressure cooker of life. Either you laugh and suffer, or you got your beans or brains on the ceiling.” ~ Wavy Gravy

  9. “Every one’s got it in him, if he’ll only make up his mind and stick at it. None of us is born with a stop-valve on his powers or with a set limit to his capacities, There’s no limit possible to the expansion of each one of us.” ~ Charles M. Schwab
  10. “When pressure builds up, don’t panic. Pray! Prayer is a tremendous stress reliever. It can be your safety valve.” ~ Rick Warren
  11. “About half the people at Valve have run their own companies, so they always have the option not just to take a job at another game company, but to go start their own company. The question you always have to answer is, ‘How are we making these people more valuable than they would be elsewhere?'” ~ Gabe Newell
  12. “Freedom of the press is to the machinery of the state what the safety valve is to the steam engine.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

  13. “I wanted to destroy everything beautiful I’d never have. Burn the Amazon rain forests. Pump chlorofluorocarbons straight up to gobble the ozone. Open the dump valves on supertankers and uncap offshore oil wells. I wanted to kill all the fish I couldn’t afford to eat, and smother the French beaches I’d never see. I wanted the whole world to hit bottom.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  14. “Occasionally, I go off the rails. I once nearly killed somebody once – it wasn’t funny. I am a lunatic. The pressure of work, the pressure – everyone has a stop valve, and I don’t have one.” ~ Ozzy Osbourne
  15. “My father had a phase of having jukeboxes all over the house. He was a music lover but he was also into musical machinery. Not instruments, he was never interested in playing particularly but there would be these odd objects, like valve amplifiers being dismantled on the kitchen table. My mum wasn’t massively keen on that, but it was part of the environment.” ~ Squarepusher
  16. “Valve wouldn’t have gotten its start” ~ Gabe Newell

  17. “The free expression of opinion, as experience has taught us, is the safety-valve of passion. The noise of the rushing steam, when it escapes, alarms the timid; but it is the sign that we are safe. The concession of reasonable privilege anticipates the growth of furious-appetite.” ~ Herbert Gladstone, 1st Viscount Gladstone
  18. “In order for innovation to happen, a bunch of things that aren’t happening on closed platforms need to occur. Valve wouldn’t exist today without the PC, or Epic, or Zynga, or Google. They all wouldn’t have existed without the openness of the platform. There’s a strong tempation to close the platform, because they look at what they can accomplish when they limit the competitors’ access to the platform, and they say ‘That’s really exciting.'” ~ Gabe Newell
  19. “I like a big neck – thick, flat and wide. I lacquered the fingerboard with Rustin’s Plastic Coating. The tremolo is interesting in that the arm’s made from an old bicycle saddle bag carrier, the knob at the end’s off a knitting needle and the springs are valve springs from an old motorbike.” ~ Brian May
  20. “As strenuous challenge or contemplative retreat, the parks and other units of the national lands offer welcome respite from the world, a safety valve for body and spirit.” ~ T. H. Watkins

  21. “Many of the fights that are going on are not ones that the United States has either started or have a role in. The Shia– Sunni split, the dictatorships that have suppressed people’s aspirations, the increasing globalization without any real safety valve for people to have a better life. We saw that in Egypt. We saw a dictator overthrown, we saw Muslim Brotherhood president installed and then we saw him ousted and the army back.” ~ Hillary Clinton
  22. “I discovered is that I have a couple of valves that were leaky and had been giving, gave me a problem then. But I hadn’t noticed anything up until then.A couple of incidents of shortness of breath and checked myself into a hospital, but that one in France really sat me down for a few minutes – a very few minutes, because seven days later I was in the studio, and eight days later, I was no the stage.” ~ Al Jarreau
  23. “When the Vent begins, you might confuse [it] for a conversation. It’s not. It’s a Vent. It’s a mental release valve and your job is to listen for as long as it takes. Don’t problem solve. Don’t redirect. Don’t comfort. Yet. Your employee is doing mental house cleaning and interrupting this cleaning is missing the point. They don’t want a solution, they want to be heard.” ~ Rands
  24. “People should have an escape valve for their money, their assets. If you have substantial financial assets, the government is going to confiscate the purchasing power of those assets and spend it.” ~ Peter Schiff

  25. “You want a valve that doesn’t leak and you try everything possible to develop one. But the real world provides you with a leaky valve. You have to determine how much leakiness you can tolerate.” ~ Arthur Rudolph
  26. “Emergency Valve Regulators,” she repeated. “So you do know what your doing? “Not really,” he said yanking another wire. ‘I made up that term to keep you happy. I’m just pulling all the red wires because they’re the pretty ones.” ~ Derek Landy
  27. “I still preserve those relics of past sufferings and experience, like pillars of witness set up in travelling through the valve of life, to mark particular occurrences. The footsteps are obliterated now; the face of the country may be changed; but the pillar is still there, to remind me how all things were when it was reared.” ~ Anne Bronte
  28. “Meanwhile music pounded / across hearts opening every valve to the desperate drama of being / a self in a song.” ~ Anne Carson

  29. “It did not seem possible that Wendy Wright had been born out of blood and internal organs like other people. In proximity to her he felt himself to be a squat, oily, sweating, uneducated nurt whose stomach rattled and whose breath wheezed. Near her he became aware of the physical mechanisms which kept him alive; within him machinery, pipes and valves and gas-compressors and fan belts had to chug away at a losing task, a labor ultimately doomed. Seeing her face, he discovered that his own consisted of a garish mask; noticing her body made him feel like a low-class wind-up toy.” ~ Philip K. Dick
  30. “What else can I do? Once you’ve gone this far you aren’t fit for anything else. Something happens to your mind. You’re overqualified, overspecialized, and everybody knows it. Nobody in any other game would be crazy enough to hire me. I wouldn’t even make a good ditch-digger, I’d start tearing apart the sewer-system, trying to pick-axe and unearth all those chthonic symbols – pipes, valves, cloacal conduits… No, no. I’ll have to be a slave in the paper-mines for all time.” ~ Margaret Atwood
  31. “I fast every Sunday. I don’t eat anything. Just juices. […] It flushes out the system, cleans out the colon. I think that’s great. To really make it work, you have to do it properly. That’s the sewer valve of the system. You have to keep that clean like you clean the outside of your body. All these impurities come out of your system because you’re not clean inside. It comes out in pimples or disease or through big pores. Toxins trying to get out of your system. People should try to keep themselves clean.” ~ Michael Jackson
  32. “we all have too many wheels, screws and valves to judge each other on first impressions or one or two pointers. I don’t understand you, you don’t understand me and we don’t understand ourselves.” ~ Anton Chekhov

  33. “[Aldous Huxley] compared the brain to a ‘reducing valve’. In ordinary perception, the senses send an overwhelming flood of information to the brain, which the brain then filters down to a trickle it can manage for the purpose of survival in a highly competitive world. Man has become so rational, so utilitarian, that the trickle becomes most pale and thin. It is efficient, for mere survival, but it screens out the most wondrous part of man’s potential experience without his even knowing it. We’re shut off from our own world.” ~ Tom Wolfe
  34. “Social Note: I have sought escape in the Prytanea on more than one occasion, pulled by the attractions of some technicolored horrors, filmed abortions that were offenses against any criteria of taste and decency, reels and reels of perversion and blasphemy that stunned my disbelieving eyes, the shocked my virginal mind, and sealed my valve.” ~ John Kennedy Toole
  35. “If you are involved totally, sex disappears because sex is a safety valve. When you have energy unused, then sex becomes a haunting thing around you. When total energy is used, sex disappears. And that is the state of brahmacharya, of virya, of all your potential energy flowering.” ~ Rajneesh
  36. “The possibility of killing one’s self is a safety valve. Having it, man has no right to say life is unbearable.” ~ Leo Tolstoy

  37. “Every friend whom not thy fantastic will but the great and tender heart in thee craveth, shall lock thee in his embrace. And this because the heart in thee is the heart of all; not a valve, not a wall, not an intersection is there anywhere in nature, but one blood rolls uninterruptedly in endless circulation through all men, as the water of the globe is all one sea, and, truly seen, its tide is one.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  38. “I can tell you where I was when Kennedy was shot – which was in the common room at school. I heard about it on the old valve radio. At the time of Armstrong’s landing, I was at university rehearsing a play.” ~ Sam Neill
  39. “When we can drain the Ocean into mill-ponds, and bottle up the Force of Gravity, to be sold by retail, in gas jars; then may we hope to comprehend the infinitudes of man’s soul under formulas of Profit and Loss; and rule over this too, as over a patent engine, by checks, and valves, and balances.” ~ Thomas Carlyle
  40. “- Be thou not technical with me,/Or else thine input valve may swift receive/a hearty helping of my golden foot.” ~ Ian Doescher

  41. “And she understood, all by herself, without reading it in a novel or hearing it on a radio program, that falling passionately in love with someone, without reservation or holding back, was good for the heart. For its valves and its arteries and that invisible shadow of the heart called the soul. Falling in love was good for the soul.” ~ Paulette Jiles
  42. “Giving is the safety valve that releases the excess pressure of wealth.” ~ Randy Alcorn
  43. “I hope we are able to shift debate over to the Middle East and change this debate to how we help the people in their home countries rather than believing we can be their relief valve for the poverty and the grief that`s in the world by bringing people here.” ~ Steve King
  44. “I’ve always had a flare for the dramatic. I thought about being an actor and I thought about directing, but writing truly became something I needed to do, just to stay sane. It’s my over-pressure valve.” ~ Marti Noxon

  45. “The only big things I’ve purchased are my dad’s heart valve and a Rolls-Royce for my parents, for their anniversary. And that was only because my dad had a Lady Gaga license plate on our old car and it was making me crazy because he was getting followed everywhere, so I bought him a new car.” ~ Lady Gaga
  46. “Usually at the core of fiction that has some element of the absurd there tends to be an examination of some societal ills that we should talk about more than we do. And it’s funny, of course, so we have that release valve with absurdism. It offers us a safe way to explore difficult subject matter.” ~ Laurie Foos
  47. “Poets are like steam valves, where the ordinary feelings of ordinary people can escape and be shown.” ~ Sharon Olds
  48. “The culture at Valve is pretty much crowdsourced. The handbook is a wiki. One of the first things we say to new hires is, ‘You have to change something in the handbook.'” ~ Gabe Newell

  49. “Unpleasant reading on the subject of anger tells us that there’s not really anything wrong with it. In limited amounts. It can even be a good thing. A pressure valve.” ~ Dick Cavett
  50. “I use a portable pocket ultrasound device instead of a stethoscope to listen to the heart, and I share it with the patient in real time. ‘Look at your valve, look at your heart-muscle strength.’ So they’re looking at it with me. Normally a patient is tested by an ultrasonography who is not allowed to tell them anything.” ~ Eric Topol
  51. “[The immigrant] becomes a kind of insurance policy against the effects of the recession. By blaming him, the pressure valve is regulated in times of crisis … What we have now is a public mindset of us versus them, and an overall anti-immigrant climate that is both troubling and morally reprehensible.” ~ Andrew Lam
  52. “My parents passed away when I was a teenager, so I had to learn different survival techniques, I think, in comedy. You know, using comedy as a pressure release, as a release valve in life really kept my sanity.” ~ Jeff Ross

  53. “If I go to the National Gallery and I look at one of the great paintings that excite me there, it’s not so much the painting that excites me as that the painting unlocks all kinds of valves of sensation within me which return me to life more violently.” ~ Francis Bacon
  54. “To me, every kitchen appliance is useful and nothing’s overrated. When I look at my little espresso machine, I don’t see coffee. I see a steaming valve as an opportunity to make amazing creme brulee.” ~ Grant Achatz “We may exist in all universes, but ‘hear’ only one because of our limitations, the valve of our desires, our practical, physical needs. All is vibration, with nothing vibrating across no distance whatsoever. All is music. A universe, a world, is just one long difficult song. The difference between worlds is the difference between songs.” ~ Greg Bear
  55. “You’re competing against people in a state of flow, people who are truly committed, people who care deeply about the outcome. You can’t merely wing it and expect to keep up with them. Setting aside all the safety valves and pleasant distractions is the first way to send yourself the message that you’re playing for keeps” ~ Seth Godin
  56. “Bad temper is its own safety valve. He who can bark does not bite.” ~ Agatha Christie

  57. “A wholesome sense of humor will be a safety valve that will enable you to apply the lighter touch to heavy problems and to learn some lessons in problem solving that “sweat and tears” often fail to dissolve.” ~ Hugh B. Brown
  58. “There is a gesture he has, a motion, that always reminds me of a great batter leaning into a hit. He has a way of throwing one foot forward, putting his head down a bit as he silently runs the valves, and then the cheeks bloom out in the way that has mystified his dentist for years, and he hits into the solo. When that foot goes forward like that, you know that John Birks Gillespie is no longer clowning. Stand back.” ~ Gene Lees
  59. “No matter how much restriction civilization imposes on the individual, he nevertheless finds some way to circumvent it. Wit is the best safety valve modern man has evolved; the more civilization, the more repression, the more need there is for wit.”.” ~ Sigmund Freud
  60. “REVOLUTION, n. A bursting of the boilers which usually takes place when the safety valve of public discussion is closed.” ~ Ambrose Bierce

  61. “Each of us is full of too many wheels, screws and valves to permit us to judge one another on a first impression or by two or three external signs.” ~ Anton Chekhov
  62. “Sending money to Washington to have it administered and sent back is like getting a blood transfusion from your right arm to your left arm with a leaky valve.” ~ Ernest Hollings
  63. “War is a sociological safety valve that cleverly diverts popular hatred for the ruling classes into a happy occasion to mutilate or kill foreign enemies.” ~ Ernest Becker

  64. “This coarse and insulting way of regarding woman, as though they existed merely to be the safety-valves of men’s passions, and that the best men were above the temptation of loving them, has been the source of unnumbered evils.” ~ Annie Besant
  65. “It’s rare that a company has an opportunity to forever transform the ways in which people interact with the world and communicate with each other, but that is exactly what we plan to do with Valve.” ~ Cher Wang

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